Holiday home Oaklea is a semi-detached single-storey cottage in the village of Ravenstonedale. The cottage has a double bedroom and a twin bedroom, a bathroom, kitchen and sitting room with dining area. Outside there is off road parking and a rear lawned garden with furniture. Oaklea is ideally placed for visiting both the Lake District and Yorkshire Dales National Parks, making it a great base at any time of year.
Accomodation Details All ground floor. Two bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x twin. Bathroom with bath, separate shower, basin and WC. Kitchen. Utility. Sitting room with dining area and electric fire.
Area A small and compact village, Ravenstonedale has much to offer the visitor seeking a quieter experience than the nearby Lake District National Park provides. It is a pretty village; traditional whitewashed stone cottages and stone walls border the fields, whilst the Raven brook trickles by. St Oswald's church is largely from the Georgian era, comprising a solid structure with a simple square tower. In addition, there are elements from older buildings incorporated in it, and the base of a Saxon cross just outside. To the north of the church, excavations in 1920 revealed the foundations of a 13th Century Gilbertine Abbey. Ravenstonedale is a fantastic base for exploring the Lakes to the west or the Yorkshire Dales, just a short drive to the east. Those who prefer to stay closer to home can explore the Howgill Fells, the rounded hills which signal the start of the Lakeland ranges.
Region Impressive mountains, open fells and clear-water lakes, the Lake District has it all. From walking in the mountains to exhilarating watersports or just a gentle cruise on a steam-powered yacht, Cumbria is the perfect holiday destination.
Amenities Oil central heating with electric fire. Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, TV with Freeview, WiFi. Fuel and power inc. in rent. Bed linen and towels inc. in rent. Cot on request. Ample off road parking. Lawned garden with furniture. One well-behaved dog welcome. Sorry, no smoking. Shop 5 miles, pub 3 mins walk.
Extremely clean and spacious and a delightful place to stay.. Mr and Mrs Ellis are friendly and very helpful owners. Lovely village and excellent walking if you like to avoid the crowds. Within easy reach of both Sedbergh and Kirkby Stephen.
Mrs O'neill, August 2020
Exceptionally clean, considerable thought had gone into post-Covid preparations.. Spoke to owner outdoors on arrival, and occasionally in passing during the week.
A welcome change of scene in a very comfortable cottage.
Mr Stark, July 2020
Quiet setting with good walks for our dog.. The owner's we're on site to give advice when asked but were in no way intrusive, very relaxing break.
Mr Thwaites, January 2020
Location: easy access from M6 and there are many good walks within a short distance.. Although there are no shops in the village, the Black Swan has very good quality dining and is less than 10 minute walk. Kirkby Stephen is about a 10 minute drive and has a good range of shops.
The house is extremely well equipped and to a high standard. All the rooms are a good size and the kitchen facilities excellent. Wifi works well and parking is easy. The location is quiet and the house itself is very comfortable.
Sykes should make it clear that there is a good supply of towels and tea towels, despite what it states in their emails.
It would also be helpful to correct the location information on Google which has the house in the wrong place.
Mr Mcfarlane, October 2019
Location would be better suited to Walkers and Cyclist more than just people going out for a day..
Limited hot water for showers and very hard towels to dry ourselves on if I’d known I would of taken my own .. Plus we invited my son to stay but owners didn’t seem to pleased thought we had rented the cottage not the bedrooms ☹️
Lovely cottage in a beautiful location.. Very clean and comfortable. Fantastic weather made it even better!
No phone signal around cottage.. Bit of a issue. Good WiFi however.
The cottage is really well equipped and spotlessly clean..
Beautiful cottage in a beautiful location.. The cottage was very clean and comfortable . Next door to friendly helpful owners. There are two excellent pubs in the village . It's also a great area for walking much quieter than the Lakes .
Oaklea was a very good cottage, perfect for walkers & dog owners.. Spotlessly clean & well equipped. Two very good dog friendly local pubs. Howgill fells & Wild boar within walking distance.
Another absolutely superb property of Sykes.. The owners of Oaklea have been renting out their property for a long time and therefore knew exactly what people wanted. Ravenstonedale is in a wonderful central position for exploring this lovely area.
Oaklea was a lovely place to stay and the owners very friendly and helpful.. But three time now I have booked a holiday with Sykes using a discount voucher on line, and each time
I have had to ring and chase up the refund due. Once is forgivable, twice is incompetent and three times makes me angry.
Beautiful location, perfect cottage little touches such as dog blankets and cakes on arrival were fabulous.. Will definitely be returning.
A lovely cottage with friendly owners living next door.. Quite remote, so own transport essential. Only issue is lack of choice of freeview channels for wet evenings.
Mr Gooch, August 2017
Friendly and accommodating owners.. Clean, warm and homely bungalow. Wonderful place to stay, we got back yesterday and have already rebooked.
Mrs Cutler, December 2016
Spacious, spotlessly clean and very well equipped cottage.. Beautiful location, lovely local pubs. The owners are thoughtful and very considerate of privacy.
Mrs Vaughan, December 2016
Lovely cosy cottage, close to 2 excellent pubs in an extremely attractive village
Another great Sykes cottage.. Super accommodation and very welcoming and helpful hosts.
We received a warm welcome on arrival to this lovely warm cottage. It was very clean & spacious with a well equipped kitchen. The position was ideal to explore the Dales, the Lakes & County Durham. Plenty of parking and walks from the cottage. Several decent pubs to eat nearby and very easy to get back to M6 motorway. Many thanks.
Mrs Laing, October 2016
A lovely spacious cottage with very nice welcoming owners next door.. Very warm & clean. Great location to explore the Dales & the Lakes with super pubs on the doorstep.
The location of the cottage was very central. The cottage was also lovely and warm which was needed as it was cold. The owners were very friendly and helpful but also not intrusive.
Mrs Bray, October 2016
The location of the cottage was very central.. The cottage was also lovely and warm which was needed as it was cold. The owners were very friendly and helpful but also not intrusive.
The cottage was very comfortable and well appointed with very friendly owners next door. The cottage is in a delightful setting with Ravenstonedale being a very convenient village to explore both The Lake District and The Yorkshire Dales. There were many lovely walks from the village and two excellent pubs serving very good food. Will definitely be coming back.
Mrs Cox, April 2016
The cottage was very comfortable and well appointed with very friendly owners next door.. The cottage is in a delightful setting with Ravenstonedale being a very convenient village to explore both The Lake District and The Yorkshire Dales. There were many lovely walks from the village and two excellent pubs serving very good food. Will definitely be coming back.
A fantastic holiday, very relaxing. The cottage was lovely and clean and the owners were very welcoming, we hope to see them again very soon. Can't fault it.
Mrs Harvey, August 2015
A fantastic holiday, very relaxing.. The cottage was lovely and clean and the owners were very welcoming, we hope to see them again very soon. Can't fault it.
What a find!
Friendly owners next door, 2 decent pubs (for beer and food) on the doorstep and Howgill Fells for walking in in solitude but being close enough to the village of RavenstoneDale for a quick return.
Just 8 minutes from the M6 too (rather than an hour or more trying to get into the National Park).
Would definitely stay here again.
Mr Mason, June 2015
Excellent location and a beautiful cottage..
Excellent location and a beautiful cottage.
Our stay at Oaklea was first class. The cottage and gardens were lovely with every facility we could wish for. We would be happy to stay there again or recommend it to others.
Mrs Hixon, February 2015
Warm and cosy, very friendly owners.. Within easy distance of the lakes and Yorkshire dales love to go again.
Warm and cosy, very friendly owners. Within easy distance of the lakes and Yorkshire dales love to go again.
The cottage was first-class and everything we wanted. Everyone was very friendly and made us feel part of the community.
Mrs Atkinson, October 2014
The cottage was first-class and everything we wanted.. Everyone was very friendly and made us feel part of the community.
Superb cottage, lots of space and very clean and tidy. Very good facilities and very comfortable. Owners next door, very friendly and helpful, and great garden space and local walks for our dog - labradoodle.
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